Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Here are a few things I have been working on lately.  
Persuasion.  Capitain Wentworth and Anne walking down the street in Bath.  Inspired by the beautiful closing scene of the 199something Persuasion.
This was a custom work of Captain Wentworth writing THE LETTER and another small custom work of a lady in a Christmas dress.  

 This one is about to go up in my shop.  Opening line of Emma.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

This is a first of painting in the "First Impressions" series of paintings I am working on right now.  I plan to have one for each of Jane Austen's works.  On this piece you can see Mr.Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet and the opening line of Pride and Prejudice.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Elizabeth in Kent

This is a painting of Elizabeth Bennet at Kent (Rosings and Collinses) on the morning after Mr.Darcy's proposal. She is taking a walk in the park and is about to be presented with a special letter from Mr.Darcy.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Jane's Letter to Cassandra

This was a custom piece and now it is available as a print.

Barton Cottage

This petite watercolor is of Barton Cottage in Sense and Sensibility, you can see Marianne Dashwood wearing a red cloak going on one of her windy day walks.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


I know I am stepping away from my usual bookish art, but I wanted to do something green and springy this week.  So here are my latest topiary pieces.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Catherine Poster take 2

I made another version of Northanger Abbey adventure quote.  But this time I made a mistake and wrote "do" instead of "will".

Monday, April 7, 2014

Upcycled Persuasion box

I found this box at a second hand store and even though it was tiny, it was so cute I had to do something with it. I painted a miniature watercolor of Anne standing on the Cobb in Lyme and decoupaged it onto the top of the box, on the front of the box I painted Captain Wentworth's ship and the inside of the lid is decorated with the words from his letter "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope."

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Easter Color Collection.

Easter color collection includes four  paintings of Regency, Victorian and Edwardian dresses.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

1805 Evening Gown

The 1805 dress bookmark is finished.  I loved the tiny strawberry plant design embroidered onto it.

Friday, March 28, 2014

In the works...

Here are a couple of paintings I am working on today.  A 1805 evening gown inspired by a piece from Metropolitan Museum and an 1915 satin and net evening gown.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New Bookmarks

These bookmarks are blank on the back, unlike the ones I used to make.  Anne Elliot, Marianne Dashwood and Miss Austen herself.

Monday, March 24, 2014

New Things...

Dance at the Crown, Emma

Blue 1817 dress bookmark

Darcy Wedding tiny bookmark

Jane Eyre tiny bookmark

1820 Evening Gown

Friday, March 21, 2014

If adventure will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek it abroad...

Whenever I read this sentence from Northanger Abbey "If adventure will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek it abroad..."  I always think of Catherine hanging out of the window of a carriage with her bonnet's ribbons blowing in the breeze and excitement in her eyes.  If you look closely you will notice that the I of the "if" looks like a rock tower with a Gothic window.
This painting is an original 5x7 watercolor.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Emma Bookmarks

These small  bookmarks are hand painted on watercolor paper.  It's Hartfield and Emma on one of her rambles to Highbury.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mr.Darcy Valentines

I have not posted anything for a long time because I have been busy working on a custom order and helping my family through various winter time illnesses.  Here is Mr.Darcy Valentine that is now available, just in time for February 14th.  They are tiny and will make a perfect Valentine for a Jane Austen fan.